Luke 11:9

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I say vnto you, Aske, and it shalbe giuen you: seeke, and ye shal find: knocke, and it shalbe opened vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you.
- Basic English Bible

And *I* say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
- Darby Bible

And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.
- Webster's Bible

So I say to you, `Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.'
- Weymouth Bible

I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.
- World English Bible

And Y seie to you, axe ye, and it schal be youun to you; seke ye, and ye schulen fynde; knocke ye, and it schal be openyd to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:9


11:9 #Mt 7:7|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 11:9


Lu 11:9-13 Ask, and it shall be given. See notes on Mt 7:7-11. These verses are a part of the Sermon on the Mount. It is probable that Luke, who does not give a chronological history, incorporates them here, though not the time when they were spoken. The same may be said of various utterances given by Luke.

Discussion for Luke 11

  • BSP
    Verse 52: The Pharisees failed to unlock the meaning of God's Word and help others on the way to eternal life.
  • Servant of God
    Sermon of Jesus, the man who loved God. These parables urge us to direct our supplication to God, from whom the wonders come forth. As Jonah, whose preaching caused the men, and women to repent. As Queen of Sheba, who sought wisdom from the wisest man alive. Woe to the lawyers, for they profit from the misery they inflict. Woe to the religious hiarchy, hypocrites in their complicity with Gov.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 11:13 if you then being evil knowing how to give good gifts unto you children how much more shall your HEAVENLY FATHER give the holy spirit --- to them that ask HIM --- ACTS 5:32 and we are HIS witnesses of these things and so is also the holy spirit whom GOD hath given to them that obey HIM 1 PETER 1:23 being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the word of GOD ......
  • Brianna for vs. 32
    We see a parent on how God carries out punishment. Just as how God sent out Jonah to warn the Ninevites before destruction was to be, so today God warns us. The time we have now is the time we need to take to repent and draw closer to our Heavenly Father Jehovah. May we use this time to study the Bible, and come to an accurate knowledge of the truth.
  • Shelly Titus
    The Lord's prayer is significant and shall be honored.
  • John919
    Many miss this: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; Before this generation was over in 70 AD Jerusalem was over run and the Temple was destroyed. Many that were slain in the past for serving God in Truth were raised from the dead and joined with their bodies. Matthew 27: 52 and 53.